«Periodica de re canonica» is a peer-reviewed scientific journal that respects the ethical code set out here. It is necessary that all the parties involved — the Director, Editorial Board, Editorial Secreteriat, censors and authors — know and share the ethical requirements outlined below.

Duties of the editorial staff

Decisions on publications - The Director is solely responsible for deciding whether or not to publish the articles proposed. He may consult with the censors to make this decision.

Correctness - The Editoral Board evaluates the articles proposed for publication exclusively on the basis of their scientific content and without discrimination toward any race, ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, nationality, or political orientation of the authors.

Confidentiality - The Editoral Board undertakes to ensure the utmost confidentiality throughout the entire editorial process, not disclosing any information relating to the proposed articles to persons other than the author, censors and the publisher.

Disclosure - The Editoral Board undertakes not to use the contents of an unpublished article that has been proposed for publication in its research without the written consent of the author.

Duties of censors

Contribution to the editorial decision - Peer-review is a scientific evaluation procedure that helps the Director make decisions on the proposed articles and also allows the author to improve his/her contribution based on the information (methodological, bibliographic, etc.) received.

Respect for the time limits - The censor who does considers his/herself unable to undertake the proposed task or who recognizes that he or she cannot carry out the reading within the required time is required to promptly notify the members of the Editorial Board.

Confidentiality - Any text assigned for reading is reserved. Therefore such texts should not be discussed with other people without explicit permission.

Objectivity of the evaluation - Peer review must be conducted objectively. Any personal judgment on the author is inappropriate. Censors are required to adequately justify their opinions.

Indication of texts - Censors undertake to accurately indicate the bibliographic details of fundamental works possibly overlooked by the author. The censor must report to the editors any similarities or overlaps of the text received for reading with other works known to him/her.

Conflict of interest and disclosure - Confidential information or information obtained during the peer-review process must be considered as confidential and cannot be used for personal purposes. Censors are required to not accept the reading of articles for which there is a conflict of interest due to previous collaborative or competitive relationships with the author and / or his / her institution.

Duties of the authors

Originality and plagiarism - Authors are required to declare that they have composed an original work in its entirety and that they have cited all the texts used.

Multiple, repetitive and / concurrent publications -The author must avoid publishing articles describing the same research in more than one journal. It is ethically incorrect and unacceptable behavior to propose the same text to more than one magazine at the same time.

Citation of sources - The author must always provide the correct indication of the sources and contributions mentioned in the article.

Authorship of the work - The authorship of the work must be correctly attributed and all those who have contributed to the conception, organization, implementation, and re-elaboration of the research that is the basis of the article must be indicated as co-authors. In the case of contributions written by several hands, the author who sends the text to the journal is required to declare that he has correctly indicated the names of all the other co-authors, and that he has obtained their approval of the final version of the article and their consent. to the publication in «Periodica de re canonica».

Conflicts of interest and disclosure - All authors are required to explicitly declare that there are no conflicts of interest that could have affected the results achieved or the interpretations proposed. The authors must also indicate any funding bodies of the research and / or project from which the article originates.

Errors in published articles - When an author identifies a significant error or inaccuracy in one of his articles, he is required to promptly inform the Director of the magazine and provide him with all the information necessary to report the necessary corrections.